Kendon Sutton and Ryan Baksh combined for 66 runs as Fight Spirit defeated previously unbeaten East Side Ballers by four wickets in the final of the third edition of the Sea Blast Super 6s Windball Cricket Five Overs Tournament, hosted by Toco Sporting Academy, at Lawrence Woods Recreation Ground, Rampanalagas, Toco, on Saturday.
Batting first, East Side Ballers, who defeated Fight Spirit by three wickets in the round-robin phase, amassed a challenging total of 77 for the loss of three wickets in the allotted five overs, with Brian Christmas hitting a top score of 23 not out, which included three sixes, while Rommel Nanan chipped in with 18, also laced with three sixes, while Stephen Wharwood had two sixes in his 12 runs, and Antonio Gonzales, 11 runs which included one six.
In reply, Sutton slammed a 36 before he retired hurt after hitting five sixes, while Baksh added 30 highlighted by four sixes and one four as they reached their target in four overs to take home the $5,000 winners prize, while East Side Ballers took home $3,000 for the second spot.
In the semifinals played on Saturday as well, Fight Spirit spanked Unique SCC by six wickets, while East Side Ballers defeated X-Plorers by 32 runs.
East Side Ballers 91 without loss in five overs (Antonio Gonzales 39, Stephen Wharwood 31 n.o) def X-Plorers 59 for 2 in five overs (Darion Ramdenny 41, Devon Nelson 12, Antonio Gonzales 1/9, Stephen Wharwood 1/14)
Unique SCC 69 for 3 in five overs (Wesley Thomas 33 n.o, Johan Lezama 10, Akail Noel 10, Devindra Krishna 2/11, Aaron Ali 1/9) loss to Fight Spirit 71 without loss in 4.2 overs (Kendon Sutton 34 retired, Ricky Siechan 28 n.o, Ryan Baksh 5 n.o)
East Side Ballers 77 for 3 in five overs (Brian Christmas 23 n.o, Rommel Nanan 18, Stephen Wharwood 12, Antonio Gonzales 11, Aaron Ali 1/12, Keiron Benny 130) loss to Fight Spirit 82 for 2 in four overs (Kendon Sutton 36 retired, Ryan Baksh 30 n.o, Aaron Ali 9 n.o, Keiron Benny 6)
Champions - Fight Spirit - $5,000
Runner-up: East Side Ballers - $3,000
Most Wickets: Jesse Diaz (Fight Spirit)
Most Runs: Antonio Gonzales (East Side Ballers) - 129 runs
Most Valuable Player: Antonio Gonzales (East Side Ballers) - four wickets